I've been working on this rainbow yumminess as some of you have seen over the past week or so. My idea is based on the awesome book Scrap Republic...you can see the Flickr site for the book here and check out this photo by Emily Cier below. The quilt I am working on is like the 2nd from the left called "Plumb". However, I am a bit stuck.
You see...in the book's quilt the rainbow block is a bit larger than my block and the border is a bunch of scrappy low volume strips. Hmmm...because my rainbow block is smaller I'm trying to figure out how to make a larger quilt. Why not make a small quilt? Uh, because I can't make Miss E a tiny quilt she wants a big one!
This has been one of those creative conundrums that has been distracting me at all times. You know the kind. I wake up in the morning thinking about it. I drive to work thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. I keep asking the Mr. his opinion - yeah you can imagine a) how far that has gotten me and b) how unpopular this line of questioning has become. Heh.
So what should I do? Here is what I am thinking. Ultimately I want to it be modern, I'm not really a fan of the traditional border thing, and anyway if I center the rainbow block it just looks funny because it is too small. [Block is 27" and I am aiming for 46"] I'm thinking of going asymmetrical...and instead of scrappy strips I am thinking all white so that the rainbow is really the focus.
To visualize my idea I pinned the square to the back of a white backed quilt to test my theory out!
But of course, taking photos was a struggle with this quilt in progress. Even the wind was against me.
But even as it lay there...it still looked SCRUMPTIOUS! Haha!
Okay okay in all seriousness. Doesn't this look like it has potential? The more I look at these pictures the more I like it. I think I am going to go for it. White asymmetrical border...makes my quilt bigger, rainbow is still the focal, and it still looks delicious. What do you think? Yay or Nay?
Hmmmm...now about the border...
Linking up to Freshly Pieced! What are your WIPs this week?
- rebecca lynne